Work begins on Montrose station facelift

Last updated: Monday, 11 January 2021

Work on a £250,000 upgrade to Montrose station has begun.

Contractors will replace the toilets in the main building and provide customers with a new, modern shelter on platform two.

The new toilets will include baby changing facilities and seating in the platform two shelter, which will be a glass construction with stainless steel panels and a concrete floor. Seating in the shelter has been increased from six seats to nine.

The train operator is also continuing its policy of improving accessibility for people with disabilities by including one seating space for wheelchair users.

A new Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) will be installed inside the shelter.

The number of public address speakers will be increased from eight to 14, making it easier for customers to hear passenger announcements no matter where they are on the platforms.

The construction is expected to take around six weeks to complete and the station will remain open during the work.

Once completed, the upgrade will deliver:

· A new shelter on platform two.
· Improved and increased seating in the shelter, including one space for wheelchair users.
· An additional Ticket Vending Machine in the shelter on platform two.
· Enhanced toilet facilities in the main building on platform one.
· Better public address system for customers.

Investment in the North East of the country is significantly enhancing the journey experience for customers. The Montrose station work is the latest part of that, following the £8 million Aberdeen Station development project.

Ewan McDonald, ScotRail Property Manager North, said:

“It’s exciting to see the work to upgrade Montrose station get started.

“We are delighted to be able to progress this hugely important project for rail services in the north east of the country.

“It shows our commitment to improvements for customers on Scotland’s Railway is continuing, despite the difficult circumstances we are working under due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“An £8 million redevelopment of Aberdeen station is also underway and the Montrose station project is the next step in revitalising rail travel in the north east.”